Genshin Impact 4.0 Fontaine: Release Date, Leaks & Characters

Genshin Impact 4.0 Fontaine: Release Date, Leaks & Characters

Genshin Impact, currently one of the most successful action games, is poised to expand further with version 4.0. The game, which has won awards for Best Ongoing Game twice, has unveiled details about the new region, Fontaine – the nation of justice. Recently, HoyoVerse streamed official details about the upcoming update, providing a comprehensive overview of Genshin Impact 4.0 Fontaine.

Genshin Impact 4.0 Release Date and Trailer

With Genshin Impact 3.8 set for release on July 5th, and each patch spanning 42 days, anticipate Genshin Impact 4.0 arriving on August 16th. Explore our countdown for the 4.0 release date and time in your region.

Witness the premiere trailer of Genshin Impact 4.0’s Archon Quest, “As Light Falls Without a Reason.”

Genshin Impact 4.0 Banners

The initial half of Genshin Impact 4.0 banners will highlight Fontaine’s sibling duo — Lyney and Lynette, alongside Yelan. Lyney, a 5-star Pyro Bow user, partners with Lynette, an Anemon Sword user. The latter half will showcase Zhongli and Tartaglia.

The banner will feature Lynette, Sayu, and Xingqiu in the first half, and Freminet, Noelle, and Xinyan in the second half.

Genshin Impact 4.0 Upcoming Characters

  • Lyney
  • Lynette
  • Freminet
  • Wriothesley
  • Neuvilette
  • Chlorinde
  • Furina
  • Clorinde
  • Navia
  • Sertice
  • Sigewinne

Players eagerly anticipate new characters with each version update, particularly those tied to the Fontaine storyline. Many will debut in subsequent 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 updates.

Lyney and Lynette, introduced in the Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview video, are the initial Fontaine characters encountered in the Genshin Impact 4.0 update. Lyney is a 5-star Pyro Bow user, while Lynette wields a 4-star Anemo sword.

Additionally, the Archon quest will feature Focalors, Childe, Navia, Neuvilette, Charolette, and Chlorinde, running in three versions until 4.2.

The Hydro Archon, also known as Focalors or Furine, will wield a sword, as previous leaks indicated, and function as a support/buff character in the upcoming 4.2 updates, according to leaked information. However, since these leaks emerged nearly four months before Fontaine’s release, there’s a possibility that Hoyoverse may alter their character release schedule. Therefore, we advise taking this information with caution. Navia is anticipated to play a significant role in the Archon quest.

In addition to Fontaine characters, individuals from Sumeru, Inazuma, Liyue, and Mondstadt are expected to appear. Furthermore, Arlecchino, one of the 11 harbingers of the Fatui, is slated to make her debut in Fontaine, mirroring Wanderer (Scaramouche) who debuted in Sumeru.

She’s supposedly a 5-star character wielding a Sworld (of course) with rumored Pyro delusion. However, there’s not enough evidence to suggest she’ll be playable, although, based on Hoyoverse’s track record, she could be playable in updates 4.6 or 4.7, indicating she won’t be playable this year.

Leaks and rumors hint at Arlecchino and the future of the Fatui Harbingers lore-wise and playability-wise. Recent TC (Theorycrafting) suggests the Northern region of Mondstadt slated for release in Genshin Impact 4.3 (per leaks) is delayed, being replaced by Port Baydha in Sumeru, leading to Fontaine. As many NPCs suggest, there are multiple routes to Fontaine.

TC reports Arlecchino’s playability and the overall lot’s abstraction. AHQ predicts not all Harbingers will be playable, and **Spoiler alert** some will die in Genshin Impact 4.0. A leak suggests her kit will involve “puppeteering.”

The 4.0 live stream revealed little about characters besides the sibling trio, so we must rely on leaks about the Hydro traveler. From a reliable source, the Hydro Traveler’s kit has leaked and appears promising.

During the previous Lantern Rite in version 3.4, stories of Madame Ping, Guizhong, and Cloud Retainer emerged, sparking demands from players for playable versions of these characters. Rejoice! Reliable leakers “Hutao Lover” and Uncle suggest that these three characters will become playable later in the game.

Genshin Impact 4.0: Events

  • Mega Meka Melee – Underwater Parkours, Combat Challenge, and Rhythm Game
  • Relic Records: Creations of the Hydro Nation – Exploration and Collection Challenge
  • Studies in Light and Shadow: A Fontaine of Enchantment – Photography Challenge
  • Verdict of Blades – Combat Challenge
  • Lay Line Overflow

Genshin Impact 4.0 Fontaine Weapons and Artifacts

Genshin Impact 4.0 introduces The First Great Magic, Lyney’s signature weapon, marking the debut of Fontaine weaponry in the game. Additionally, a four-star sword named Fleuve Cendre Ferryman is anticipated, likely tailored for Lynette.

Moreover, there are potential craftable weapons including Flowing Purity, Finale of the Deep, Rightful Reward, Tidal Shadow, and Song of Stillness. While their stats remain undisclosed, the release of 4.0 is imminent.

Introducing a new set of battle pass weapons, all scaling off Crit percentage: Scion of the Blazing Sun (Bow), Wolf-Fang (Sword), Talking Stick (Claymore), and Ballad of the Fjords (Polearm).

Two new artifacts debut: Marechaussee Hunter and Golden Troupe. The former boosts character attack damage and crit rate by 15%, while the latter enhances Elemental skill damage by 20% and 25%. Marechaussee Hunter shines particularly for Lyney.

Genshin Impact 4.0 Fontaine Map

Genshin Impact 4.0 Fontaine: Release Date, Leaks & Characters

Previews of underground maps were revealed in the Genshin Impact 4.0 live stream, but it’s still unclear which belongs where. The Nation of Justice lies more to the north of the desert. From leaks, we observed substantial space between Sumeru and Fontaine. Perhaps, upcoming map areas will fill this void.

The Fontaine map appears relatively smaller or possibly equal in size to Sumeru’s rainforests. It’s confirmed that there are multiple entry points, all leading to Fontaine. One of these is where we encounter the injured Fontaine NPC, Julien.

Hoyoverse unveiled a new trailer revealing the inner workings of the court in the nation of wisdom, introducing Focalors, the Hydro Achon, Wriothesley, the police officer, Neuvilette, the president of the supreme court, Charolette, Waghild, the nurse, and Navia, associated with the navy. Additionally, we caught a glimpse of Arlecchino, one of the upcoming playable harbingers.

Fontaine’s exploration will span both land and sea. Characters will have an underwater oxygen bar, allowing for prolonged submersion. It remains uncertain whether this will be a fixed mechanic or will scale with the level of the statues of the seven or solely depend on Fontaine’s own level. The oxygen bar is distinctively blue. Official images provide a comprehensive view of underwater exploration.

Regarding the main region, it consists of two parts: the upper area with the Fontaine court and high-rise buildings, home to the affluent, and the underground area inhabited by the less affluent.

Fontaine experiences no rainfall, yet **spoiler alert**, the Archon quest preview hints at Fontaine sinking due to certain factors. The 4.0 trailer begins with Navia stating, “It’s raining.”

  • 4.1: Prison
  • 4.2: Research Institute
  • 4.6 Dungeon

Exploration Mechanics in Genshin Impact 4.0 Fontaine

The teaser depicted the Traveler employing Hydro abilities, presumably acquired by interacting with one of the statues of the sevens. This led many to speculate that underwater exploration might be exclusive to the Traveler. However, a notable Genshin leaker, StepLeaks, suggests otherwise.

Regarding the Traveler’s underwater activities—releasing slashes to unlock chests—it appears to be a universal exploration mechanic activated when any character submerges, rather than a unique ability.

Little is known about the exploration in Genshin Impact 4.0, as not much was revealed during the 4.0 live stream, given that the release is still a month away. However, more details should emerge as we approach the official launch.

Genshin Impact 4.0 Bosses

The 4.0 live stream confirmed two bosses: One resembling Azdaha, and the other a dual boss akin to the Bathysmal Vishap Herd. The dual boss is named Icewind Suites, while the orange boss is Emperor of Fire and Iron.

While the materials’ purpose from the first boss remains unknown, the second will drop ascension materials for Lyney.

Genshin Impact 4.0: New Features and Upgrades

In version 3.8, several new quality-of-life features debuted, indicating that Hoyoverse remains committed to improvement. Here’s what to expect in the upcoming Genshin Impact 4.0, as per leaks.

Increased Inventory Limit

With the release of 4.0, the Artifact storage cap will rise from 1500 to 1800, a significant increase. This expansion will provide additional room for farming upcoming Fontaine artifacts, recently revealed in leaks.

New Artifact Strongboxes

Leaked information suggests the introduction of new artifact strongboxes, including Tenacity of the Millelith, Shimenawa’s Reminiscence, Pale Flame, Husk of Opulent Dreams, Vermillion Hereafter, Echoes of an Offering, Ocean-Hued Calm, and Emblem of Severed Fate. This addition aims to streamline artifact farming by enabling disposal of unused artifacts, facilitating acquisition of necessary ones. Quite convenient.

Observe TCG Duels

Added to Genshin Impact 4.0 is a feature enabling players to watch TCG duels of friends. Should you wish to keep your strategies hidden, you have the option to disable this feature and keep your duels private.

New Party Animations

Genshin’s party UI lacked flair, but that’s about to change! Leaks indicate that version 4.0 will revamp the “Edit party” UI and introduce new character animations for party members.

However, these animations appear limited to select characters at present. Regardless, it’s advisable to approach this information with caution.

A recent leak reveals additional details about the forthcoming party UI, including the ability for players to customize the background. Here’s a preview:

Frequently Asked Questions

Genshin 4.0 Release Date:

Genshin Impact version 4.0 will release on August 16th.

Arlecchino’s Playability:

Hoyoverse hasn’t officially confirmed Arlecchino as playable. However, numerous leaks suggest she may become playable in the future.

Characters in 4.0 Banners:

In version 4.0, Lyney will debut as a 5-star character alongside Lynette as a 4-star. Additionally, Yelan, Zhongli, and Childe will appear with their respective signature weapons.

4.0 Banner Composition:

The Genshin Impact 4.0 banners will feature Lyney and Yelan initially, followed by Zhongli and Childe in the latter half.